BLADE Network Technologies to Present at ISC'08 - Europe's Premier HPC Event

17-20 June 2008 in Dresden, Germany See BLADE at Booth D06

SANTA CLARA, CA, (PresseBox) - BLADE Network Technologies Inc. (BLADE) , the industry leader in network virtualization and high-performance solutions for servers and storage, announced that it will be exhibiting at booth D06 and participating in two forums at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC '08), Europe's premier high performance computing (HPC) event. This year's conference is 17-20 June in Dresden, Germany. The two presentations by BLADE will provide insight on the use of 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and will introduce the concept of Rackonomics - a better, greener and more economical way to scale network bandwidth for consolidated rack/blade server/storage environments:

High Performance Computing (HPC) in 2008: 10GbE and InfiniBand Go Head-to- Head. Patrice Duffort, Director of HPC Sales, EMEA, BLADE Network Technologies. 03:00pm-03:30pm, Wednesday, 18 June, Exhibitor Forum Session 2, Conference Room 3, Level 4

Ten Gigabit Ethernet is set for a major breakthrough within the next year. Today's HPC environments can achieve low-latency and high bandwidth using 10 Gigabit Ethernet networking. Additionally, the HPC data center can dramatically lower power consumption through greater server utilization and more energy-efficient components, reduce floor space requirements with dense blade server and IP SAN form factors, and eliminate the hidden bottlenecks of virtualized workloads using 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Attendees will see competitive benchmarks results from well-known HPC applications and learn how successful 10 Gigabit Ethernet deployments were achieved.

Rackonomics of Building New Data Centers. Charles Ferland, Vice President of Sales, EMEA, BLADE Network Technologies. 03:30pm-04:00pm, Wednesday, 18 June, Exhibitor Forum Session 2, Conference Room 3, Level 4

In modern data center architecture, Rackonomics refers to the concept of rack-level provisioning -- designing, deploying and replicating server/compute systems, data networks and storage area networks (SANs) rack by rack to decrease the total cost of ownership of data center infrastructures, reduce IT complexity, and equip massive scaleout environments. Attendees will learn how to leverage Rackonomics for scale-out data center infrastructures that achieve greater return on investment and increased business flexibility.

About BLADE Network Technologies

BLADE Network Technologies is the leading supplier of Gigabit and 10G Ethernet network infrastructure solutions that reside in blade servers and "scale-out" server and storage racks. BLADE's new "virtual, cooler and easier" top-of-rack switches demonstrate the promise of "Rackonomics"-a revolutionary approach for scaling out data center networks to drive down total cost of ownership. The company's customers include half of the Fortune 500 across 26 industry segments, and an installed base of over 170,000 network switches representing more than 4 million switch ports. Visit: www.bladenetwork.net.

INTERNATIONAL SUPERCOMPUTING CONFERENCE

The International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) is Europe's leading Conference and Exhibition on High Performance Computing (HPC), Networking, Storage and Analysis. Now in its 23rd year, ISC draws expert speakers, exhibitors, researchers, IT managers and students from all over the world - thus providing a unique platform for connecting the HPC community on a global scale. See: www.isc08.org

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